Can Instructional Videos Make You Smarter?

Can Instructional Videos Make You Smarter?

Can Instructional Videos Make you Smarter? is the title of episode 1 of my new podcast. It’s a series that makes educational research practical and accessible. Video is such a powerful learning tool. It has the power to motivate, engage and aid learning and retention. But most educators don’t use it to its full potential. I want to help them do so.

Each month, I’ll choose a paper, synthesize it and provide practical ways to apply the findings. There will also be additional resources for those who want to learn more. In the first episode, I delve into a 2019 paper, 25 Principles for Effective Instructional Video Design by Fyfield, Henderson, and Phillips. I’ve chosen this article because it’s user-friendly and provides some really useful takeaways. I also learned something when I read it and am excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

You can listen to the first episode podcast below “Can Instructional Videos Make You Smarter”

Access the resources here. Always keen for feedback, so don’t be shy. I can be contacted via the Video Supercharged Community here.


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Episode 2: Taking Classes Online

Taking Classes Online is an interview and blog series where real educators share their experiences of teaching online. This month, I had the pleasure of talking to Eduardo Mórlan from Mexico. Eduardo has been teaching online since 2014, so it was great to hear his insights about teaching languages remotely.

My interview technique is improving slightly, but it’s clear there is still a long way to go. Despite that, Eduardo has shared some really great tips and tricks that can be implemented in any online class.

Check Out Teaching Online Masterclass

If you haven’t checked out Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM) yet, I suggest you get started.

You’ll be sure to find something of interest to help you navigate the online teaching and learning space.

If you’ve got a story to share or would like to write a blog, send me an email and I’ll be in touch.

Make sure to check out the first episode of Taking Classes Online where I spoke to UK educator Dr Heather McClue about the trials and tribulations of taking her law classes online.

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Episode 1: Taking Classes Online

Have you checked out our new educator professional development resource: Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM)? TOM is a free online professional resource for educators to help teachers make the leap to remote teaching and learning.

It’s a cornucopia of resources to help you teach in online and blended learning environments and includes:

Taking Classes Online

Taking Classes Online is a series of interviews and blog articles, by educators for educators to share best practices in online and blended teaching.

In the series, educators share their wins, lessons learned and strategies that they are using successfully to engage and motivate those they teach.

Very little is known about effective online teaching in the K-12 in the educational space. This series aims to help fill this gap.

Blogs

Here are the two latest blogs we’ve published.

If you’re interested in writing a blog, send me an email and I’ll be in touch.

Interviews

Last month, I interviewed, UK educator Dr. Heather McClue about the trials and tribulations of taking her law classes online. Heather generously shared her wins, lessons learned, and strategies that worked when she made the leap to online learning earlier this year.

Be warned, there’s a lot of laughing in the episode. So it might be wise to have the volume down if you’re watching this one.

Do you want to share your story? Send me an email and I’ll be in touch.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you haven’t checked out Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM) yet, I suggest you get started.

You’ll be sure to find something of interest to help you navigate the online teaching and learning space.

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